Police were able to apprehend a suspect in an alleged armed robbery, however, the victim was not able to identify his attackers.
Shortly before 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 a man reported to police that he was mugged at knife point while walking along the 7200 block of Franklin Avenue. According to police reports, the alleged victim said two teenage males pulled a “Rambo” style knife on him and took $47 and a gold ring.
In his original complaint, the victim reportedly told police that he was in the parking lot of a CVS store at 7216 Circle Ave. Further questioning from police, however, revealed the alleged mugging took place almost a block south from that location, according to the report.
Dispute over spanking turns violent
A cashier at a local gas station dialed 911 when a domestic squabble in the parking lot allegedly became abusive.
Marshall G. Chandler, 34, of Calumet City, Ill., is facing one charge for domestic battery for allegedly striking an ex-girlfriend and then pinning her to the ground, according to police reports.
The alleged attack began around 6 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Thornton’s Gas Station at 601 Harlem Ave. when Chandler met his ex in the parking lot. The two adults have a son together, according to police, and the dispute centered on how the child was to be disciplined. While in the parking lot, the child’s mother allegedly spanked the boy on his backside for chewing gum and Chandler objected.
“During the argument at some point, Chandler grabbed (the woman) striking her in the mouth causing her lip to be cut against her braces, threw her to the ground and held her there while yelling at her,” according to the police report.
The cashier heard the woman’s screams and dialed 911, according to police.
Suspect: Addiction is real culprit
A 23-year-old man blamed a heroin addiction when police allegedly caught him stealing $1.85 in change from an unlocked car on Madison Street.
While on patrol with the department’s newly created tactical unit, an officer spotted Kamil Klimczuk walking among the vehicles in the U.S. Post Office parking lot on Desplaines Avenue. The officer parked his unmarked patrol car and allegedly watched Klimczuk travel to Madison Street where he opened the front passenger door of a car parked on the 7600 block and rummage through the center console. When the suspect emerged from the vehicle his right hand was clenched, according to police.
An investigative stop allegedly revealed less than $2 in the man’s pocket. After his arrest for theft and criminal trespass, Klimczuk allegedly told police he shoots heroin two or three times a day and intended to use the money to buy more drugs in the city. According to the police report, Klimczuk said he began shooting heroin at the age of 19 when a friend exposed him to the drug.
Car crash nets two DUI suspects
An early morning car crash at the junction of Jackson and Circle streets on Sept. 24 may have involved not one alleged drunk driver but two.
Kevin Dickinson, 27 and Jaime Hagestedt, 29, were both arrested and charged with driving under the influence after a concerned resident reported the accident to police.
Authorities suspected Dickinson of being intoxicated when they noticed his speech was slurred, he smelled of alcohol and his sense of direction was confused, according to a police report.
“While explaining how the crash occurred he pointed north while citing that it was south,” authorities stated in their report. “I tried to orient Dickinson several times on north and south, but he did not understand.”
Dickinson allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol prior to the 3 a.m. collision, but refused all chemical testing, according to police. Dickinson allegedly failed several field sobriety tests.
The second suspect, Hagestedt, had to be extricated from his 2005 Nissan Altima and transported to Loyola Hospital for treatment. Preliminary results from a blood test administered there revealed an alleged blood-alcohol content of .359.
While at the hospital, officers asked Hagestedt where he was traveling from, to which he allegedly replied, “a church meeting.”
Following a brief pause, Hagestedt spoke again.
“Maybe I better shut the (expletive) up,” Hagestedt said according to the report.
Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 14.
These items were taken from the records of the Forest Park Police Department between September 23 and September 31, 2006, and represent only a portion of the incidents to which police responded. Anyone named in this report has only been charged with a crime. The cases have not been adjudicated.
Compiled by Josh Adams